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Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug; pink mealybug; hirsutus mealybug)

Synonyms: Maconellicoccus hirsutus; Maconellicoccus pasaniae; Maconellicoccus perforatus; Paracoccus pasaniae; Phenacoccus glomeratus; Phenacoccus hirsutus; Spilococcus perforatus
Language: French

Wikipedia Abstract

The Maconellicoccus hirsutus, (also known as the pink, grape or hibiscus mealybug) is a pest of many plants, trees, and shrubs. It infests hibiscus, citrus, coffee, sugar cane, annonas, plums, guava, mango (although, mango mealybug is more problematic), okra, sorrel, teak, mora, pigeon pea, peanut, grapevine, maize, asparagus, chrysanthemum, beans, cotton, soybean, cocoa, and many other plants.
View Wikipedia Record: Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Invasive Species

Maconellicoccus hirsutus or the pink hibiscus mealybug, is a polyphagous pest on a wide range of ornamental and agricultural plant species. Native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Africa, M. hirsutus forms colonies covered by a white waxy, elastic ovisac material. Feeding causes plant deformation and lowered aesthetics, which can result in heavy economic losses. The overall potential annual cost of control and damages to the US economy from M. hirsutus has been estimated to be around US$ 700 million, with the global estimate being around US$ 5 billion. While chemical and physical control methods are generally ineffective, effective biological control of M. hirsutus has been acheived in a number of countries.
View ISSG Record: Maconellicoccus hirsutus

Prey / Diet

Abelmoschus esculentus (okra)[1]
Abelmoschus manihot (sunset muskmallow)[1]
Abutilon indicum (monkeybush)[1]
Acalypha hispida (red-hot cat's tail)[1]
Acalypha indica[1]
Acanthus ilicifolius (Holly-leaved acanthus)[1]
Achyranthes aspera var. aspera[1]
Adina cordifolia[1]
Aegle marmelos (Indian bael)[1]
Albizia lebbeck (raom tree)[1]
Albizia niopoides var. niopoides (Wild Tamarind)[1]
Albizia nipoides <Unverified Name>[1]
Albizia saman (Rain Tree)[1]
Allamanda cathartica (golden trumpet)[1]
Alocasia cucullata (chinese taro)[1]
Annona cherimola (cherimoya)[1]
Annona muricata (soursop)[1]
Annona reticulata (custard apple)[1]
Annona squamosa (sugar apple)[1]
Anthurium andraeanum (flamingo-lily)[1]
Arachis hypogaea (Earthnut)[1]
Artocarpus altilis (breadfruit)[1]
Asparagus densiflorus (Sprenger's asparagus fern)[1]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[1]
Asparagus setaceus (common asparagus fern)[1]
Averrhoa carambola (carambola)[1]
Azadirachta indica (neem)[1]
Basella alba (Ceylon spinach)[1]
Bauhinia forficata (cow's-foot)[1]
Bauhinia forficata subsp. pruinosa (Caúba)[1]
Bauhinia racemosa (Mayila)[1]
Bauhinia vahlii (Camel's Foot Climber)[1]
Bauhinia variegata (butterfly tree)[1]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[1]
Bidens pilesa <Unverified Name>[1]
Blighia sapida (akee)[1]
Boehmeria nivea (Chinese grass)[1]
Bougainvillea spectabilis[1]
Caesalpinia coriaria (divi divi)[1]
Caesalpinia decapetala (Liane croc chien)[1]
Caesalpinia pulcherrima (dwarf poinciana)[1]
Cajanus cajan (Pigeon Pea Bush)[1]
Campsis grandiflora (Chinese Trumpet Vine)[1]
Cananga odorata (ilang-ilang)[1]
Capsicum annum <Unverified Name>[1]
Capsicum frutescens (Wild pepper)[1]
Carica papaya (papaya)[1]
Carissa bispinosa[1]
Carissa macrocarpa (amatungulu)[1]
Cassia renigera (Burmese Pink Cassia)[1]
Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle)[1]
Ceiba pentandra (kapoktree)[1]
Celosia argentea (silver cock's comb)[1]
Ceratonia siliqua (Carob Tree)[1]
Cestrum nocturnum (night jasmine)[1]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[1]
Chrysothemis pulchella (squarestem)[1]
Cissus verticillata (seasonvine)[1]
Citrus aurantiifolia (lime)[1]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Citrus japonica (sour orange)[1]
Citrus medica (citron)[1]
Citrus noblis <Unverified Name>[1]
Clerodendrun infortunatum <Unverified Name>[1]
Clitoria ternatea (Asian Pigeon Wings)[1]
Cocoloba uvifera <Unverified Name>[1]
Cocos nucifera (coconut palm)[1]
Coffea arabica (Arabian coffee)[1]
Colocasia fontanesii (coco yam)[1]
Colubrina arborescens (coffee colubrina)[1]
Corchorus histutus <Unverified Name>[1]
Corchorus olitorius (nalta jute)[1]
Cordyline fruticosa (tiplant)[1]
Courouptia guianensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Crescentia cujete (common calabash tree)[1]
Croton flavens (yellow balsam)[1]
Cucumis sativus (garden cucumber)[1]
Cucurbita maxima (winter squash)[1]
Cucurbita moschata (crookneck squash)[1]
Cucurbita pepo (field pumpkin)[1]
Cydonia oblonga (quince)[1]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[1]
Delonix regia (Flame Tree)[1]
Diospyros kaki (japanese persimmon)[1]
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia (Florida hopbush)[1]
Duranta erecta (golden dewdrops)[1]
Epipremnum aureum (Pothos)[1]
Eranthemum pulchellum (blue-sage)[1]
Eriobotrya japonia <Unverified Name>[1]
Eryngium foetidum (spiritweed)[1]
Erythrina corralodendrum <Unverified Name>[1]
Erythrina crista-galli (Cockspur Coral Tree)[1]
Erythrina resinifera <Unverified Name>[1]
Erythrina speciosa[1]
Erythrina stricta[1]
Erythrina variegata (Indian Coral Tree)[1]
Erythrina vespertilio (Bat's Wing Coral Tree)[1]
Euphorbia hypericifolia (graceful sandmat)[1]
Euphorbia pulcherimma <Unverified Name>[1]
Ficus amplissima[1]
Ficus benghalensis (Indian banyan)[1]
Ficus benjamina (weeping fig)[1]
Ficus carica (piku)[1]
Ficus elastica (indian rubber fig)[1]
Ficus elmeri[1]
Ficus platyphylla[1]
Ficus religiosa (peepul tree)[1]
Ficus virens[1]
Flacourtis indica <Unverified Name>[1]
Gliricidium sepium <Unverified Name>[1]
Glycine max (soybean)[1]
Gossypium arboreum (tree cotton)[1]
Gossypium herbaceum (Levant cotton)[1]
Grevillea robusta (silkoak)[1]
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)[1]
Hibiscus acetosella (African rosemallow)[1]
Hibiscus arnottianus subsp. arnottianus[1]
Hibiscus cannabinus (brown Indianhemp)[1]
Hibiscus mutabilis (Dixie rosemallow)[1]
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (chinese hibiscus)[1]
Hibiscus sabdariffa (roselle)[1]
Hibiscus schizopetalus (fringed rosemallow)[1]
Hibiscus surattensis (comfortroot)[1]
Hibiscus syriacus (althea)[1]
Holmskia sanguinea <Unverified Name>[1]
Ipomoea batatas ('uala)[1]
Jacaranda mimusifolia <Unverified Name>[1]
Jasminum sambac (Arabian jasmine)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[1]
Lagerstroemia speciosa (pride of India)[1]
Lantana camara (lantana)[1]
Laportea aestuans (West Indian woodnettle)[1]
Leonotis nepetifolia (Christmas candlestick)[1]
Leucaena leucocephala (Wild mimosa)[1]
Malpighia glabra (barbados cherry)[1]
Malvaviscus arboreus (Malvaviscus arboreus)[1]
Mangifera indica (mango)[1]
Manihot esculenta (cassava)[1]
Manilkara zapota (sapodilla)[1]
Marieta picta <Unverified Name>[1]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]
Melia azedarach (chinaberry)[1]
Melicocca arvense <Unverified Name>[1]
Melicoccus bijugatus (Spanish lime)[1]
Miconia cornifolia[1]
Mikania cordata (heartleaf hempvine)[1]
Mimosa pudica (shameplant)[1]
Morus alba (mulberry)[1]
Morus nigra (black mulberry)[1]
Murraya koenigii (curryleaftree)[1]
Murraya paniculata (Chinese box)[1]
Nephrolepis biserrata (giant swordfern)[1]
Nephrolepis exaltata (Boston swordfern)[1]
Nerium indicum subsp. indicum[1]
Nerium oleander (oleander)[1]
Ohyllanthus amarus <Unverified Name>[1]
Pachystachys lutea (Lollipop Plant)[1]
Paliurus spina-christi (paliurus)[1]
Parkinsonia aculeata (Jerusalem-thorn)[1]
Parthenium bipinnatifidum (Santa Maria feverfew)[1]
Passiflora edulis (passionflower)[1]
Passiflora quadrangularis (giant granadilla)[1]
Peperomia pellucida (man to man)[1]
Pereskia bleo (Rose Cactus)[1]
Persea americana (avocado)[1]
Petiveria alliacea (guinea henweed)[1]
Phaseolus vulgaris (Common Bean)[1]
Phoenix atlantica (date palm)[1]
Phoenix sylvestris (wild date palm)[1]
Phyllanthus acidus (Tahitian gooseberry tree)[1]
Phyllanthus amarus (carry me seed)[1]
Phyllanthus niruri (gale of the wind)[1]
Piper swartzianum (spanish elder)[1]
Plumbago auriculata (cape leadwort)[1]
Portulaca oleraceae <Unverified Name>[1]
Portulaca pilosa (chisme)[1]
Prunus armeniaca (apricot)[1]
Prunus domestica (plum)[1]
Prunus persica (peach)[1]
Punica granatum (pomegranate)[1]
Pyrus communis (common pear)[1]
Ricinus communis (Castor-Oil Plant)[1]
Rivina humilis (rougeplant)[1]
Robinia pseudoacacia (Post locust)[1]
Russelia equisetifolia <Unverified Name>[1]
Saccharum officinarum (sugarcane)[1]
Schefflera actinophylla (octopus tree)[1]
Schefflera elegantissima[1]
Schinus molle (false pepper)[1]
Schinus terebinthifolia (Florida holly)[1]
Sciadophyllum pulchrum <Unverified Name>[1]
Sena italica <Unverified Name>[1]
Sena obtusifolia <Unverified Name>[1]
Sena siamea <Unverified Name>[1]
Sena sulfurea <Unverified Name>[1]
Senna italica subsp. italica (Italian Senna)[1]
Senna siamea (Kassod Tree)[1]
Sesbania sesban (Egyptian riverhemp)[1]
Sida acuta (common wireweed)[1]
Solanum aethiopicum (Mock Tomato)[1]
Solanum bicolor (tabaquillo)[1]
Solanum donianum (Kaxicuch;)[1]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[1]
Solanum melongena (Baingun cultivated eggplnat)[1]
Spondias chili <Unverified Name>[1]
Spondias dulcis (ambarella)[1]
Spondias mombin (hogplum)[1]
Spondias purpurea (purple mombin)[1]
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (light-blue snakeweed)[1]
Symedrella nodifloa <Unverified Name>[1]
Syngonium podophyllum (American evergreen)[1]
Tabebuia heterophylla (white cedar)[1]
Tabernaemontana divaricata (pinwheelflower)[1]
Tabernamontana divaricata <Unverified Name>[1]
Talipariti elatum (mahoe)[1]
Talipariti tiliaceum (mahoe)[1]
Tamarindus indica (Tamarind)[1]
Tecoma capensis (cape honeysuckle)[1]
Tecoma stans (trumpetbush)[1]
Tectona grandis (teak)[1]
Terminalia catappa (india almond)[1]
Terminalia neotaliala[1]
Theobroma cacao (cacao)[1]
Thespesia lampas[1]
Thespesia propulnea <Unverified Name>[1]
Thunbergia erecta (bush clockvine)[1]
Tithonia urticifolia <Unverified Name>[1]
Vachellia nilotica (Gum Arabic Tree)[1]
Varronia curassavica (Liane mounton)[1]
Vigna mungo (Black Gram)[1]
Vigna unguiculata (Common Cowpea)[1]
Vinca minor (myrtle)[1]
Vitis vinifera (wine grape)[1]
Volkameria aculeata (haggarbush)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]
Ziziphus mucronata (Buffalo Thorn)[1]

Predators

Allotropa mecrida[1]
Anagyrus agraensis[1]
Anagyrus davtylopii <Unverified Name>[1]
Anagyrus greeni[1]
Anagyrus kamali[1]
Anagyrus mirzai[1]
Anagyrus pseudococci[1]
Chartocerus kurdjumovi[1]
Chartocerus subaeneus <Unverified Name>[1]
Clausenia josefi[1]
Coccophagus pseudococci[1]
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (mealybug destroyer)[1]
Diadiplosis coccidivora[1]
Gyranusoidea indica[1]
Hambletonia pseudococcina[1]
Homalotylus vicinus[1]
Leptomastidea abnormis[1]
Leptomastix algirica[1]
Leptomastix nigrocoxalis[1]
Leptomastix nigrocoxallis <Unverified Name>[1]
Marietta leopardiana <Unverified Name>[1]
Pachyneuron muscarum[1]
Rhopus nigroclavatus[1]
Scymnus coccivora <Unverified Name>[1]

Distribution

Laos, Oman, Nepal, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Saint Martin & St. Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis Islands, Puerto Rico & Vieques Island, Philippines, Pakistan, Socotra Island, Niger, Nigeria, Zanzibar, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago, Senegal, Maldives, Zambia, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Zaire, Tuvalu, Somalia, Tonga, Thailand, Tanzania, Taiwan, Sudan, Sri Lanka, U.S. Virgin Islands, Brunei, Congo, China, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire (=Ivory Coast), Burkina Faso, Andaman Islands, Benin, Bangladesh, Australia, Algeria, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma (=Myanmar), Indonesia, Egypt, Liberia, Kenya, Lebanon, Japan, India, Hong Kong, Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Grenada, Gabon, French Guiana, Kampuchea (=Cambodia);

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Citations

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